I have been working on my amusement park area and I have a nice midway started. The only thing missing was something in the middle to break up the games from the food areas. I wanted to do something similar to what I saw growing up (round concrete areas with a lite tree in the middle)
So after Christmas my wife and I are hitting the stores for after Christmas Clearance items. I start to find some items that I think will work. I found a few plastic candy containers for 90% off so only a dime each. (Yes I did eat the candy) Next was some small led lights for 90% off of 5.00 so only 50 cents and I still have 11 left over after cutting the strands.
At another store I came across across their holiday village type stuff and picked up a small container of rocks and this was only a buck. Finally, the trees came in a 3 pack and I was surprised they were on clearance due to them being summer trees not your typical snow covered pine trees. This was marked down to 3 dollars or basically a buck a tree.
Painted the containers a rust color and glued in the base of the trees
Drilled holes in the bottom of the plastic containers to run the LED lights through each one and hot glued them into place
Filled each container with the pebbles
Wired them up in the midway and enjoyed my under 5.00 project.